The Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) senior team is responsible for implementing the Health Centre’s Strategic Plan and for overseeing the administration of the hospital.

Learn more about the senior team at PRHC:

Dr. Peter McLaughlin was appointed to the position of President & CEO on May 24, 2016 after serving as Interim President & CEO for the previous nineteen months. In his time with Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Dr. McLaughlin has served on the hospital’s senior leadership team as Chief Medical Officer, Chief of Staff, Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee and Vice President.

Dr. McLaughlin is formerly a Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, and a staff cardiologist at the University Health Network. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. McLaughlin graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1970, and undertook post-graduate training at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, Toronto General Hospital and Stanford University Medical Centre in California.

Dr. McLaughlin has had a long interest in investigation and treatment of the adult patient with congenital heart disease. He has published over 120 original articles, 175 abstracts, one book, and has lectured and given demonstrations in his area of interest in the United States, Canada, Europe and China. He has completed terms as a Governor of the American College of Cardiology, President of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, President of the Canadian Cardiovascular Academy, and Director, Division of Cardiology at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Mikula joined the surgical team at PRHC in 2011 as a staff general surgeon. She was appointed Chief of Surgery on July 1, 2015 and took on the additional role of Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) in July 2017, while continuing her work as a practicing surgeon with the Health Centre. As of April 2020, Dr. Mikula holds the role of Vice President, Chief of Staff, Chief Medical Executive and Chief Medical Information Officer.

Dr. Mikula received her undergraduate and medical degrees from McGill University and completed her residency in general surgery at the University of Toronto, during which time she earned her MSc in cancer genetics. She then undertook a fellowship in general surgery, including training in advanced minimally invasive techniques, at Toronto East General Hospital.

Brenda Weir took on the position of Executive Vice President  in October 2020, having previously service as Vice President since September 2013. Prior to this, Brenda served as director of PRHC’s Emergency Department, Laboratory, Diagnostic Imaging and Pharmacy. In April 2020, Brenda took on the additional role of Chief Nursing Executive, which continues to hold today.

Brenda is a Registered Nurse and an experienced leader with more than 30 years in healthcare. In addition to her nursing experience in Medicine, Emergency and Intensive Care, Brenda held progressively senior leadership positions at hospitals in Northern Ontario and Northumberland prior to joining PRHC. She was also a member of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Critical Care Expert Panel that developed and oversaw the implementation of the Provincial Critical Care Strategic Plan.

In addition to her clinical training, Brenda obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BScN) in 1993 and her Master’s degree in Business Administration in 2000. She has a proven track record of driving transformational change at the organizational, community, regional and provincial levels. She has completed the Canadian College of Health Leaders Program and holds the Canadian Health Executive (CHE) designation.

Kate took on the position of Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) in March 2018. In April 2020, she was named Chief Information Officer, and in April 2021, she was appointed Executive Vice President and added the role of Chief Human Resources Officer to her title. Kate previously served as Director,  Finance and Controller with the Health Centre.

A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) since 2007, Kate has a strong history of professional experience in financial management, including prior roles with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment and BMO Capital Markets. Kate completed a Bachelor of Science at Queen’s University before going on to earn a Master’s of Management and Professional Accounting at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Cheryl has been with Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) since 2004, taking on progressively senior leadership roles over the years, including Manager, Operating Room and Surgical Supply Chain. After serving as Director, Surgery for 10 years, in April 2020, Cheryl took on the role of Vice President.

Before joining PRHC, Cheryl was General Manager and Vice President of a successful Canadian manufacturing company. Cheryl completed her Bachelor of Health Studies (Health Management) at York University, has a business diploma from Fleming College and a certificate from the Purchasing Management Association of Canada.

Sean joined Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) in 2013 following 10 years with SickKids hospital. In April 2020, Sean joined the senior leadership team as a Vice President (VP). He previously held the role of Director, Collaborative Practice, Quality and Ethics at PRHC, leading organization-wide quality improvement initiatives, including 24-hour family presence, bedside nursing handover and patient experience rounding.

Sean obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in 2000, his diploma in Respiratory Therapy in 2003, and a Master’s degree in Health Administration in 2007. He has pursued additional training and certification, including Collaborative Change Leadership at the University of Toronto, Office of Interprofessional Education, and Community Health Leadership at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management.

Noel is a Registered Nurse (RN) with more than 20 years of clinical and leadership experience in Canada and abroad. Since joining Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) in 2008, he has taken on progressive leadership roles within the organization. In 2019, he moved into the role of Director, Emergency, Critical Care, Patient Flow & Emergency Preparedness, and in April 2021, he was appointed to Associate Vice President, which includes senior leadership of the hospital’s Collaborative Practice and Ethics programs. Noel continues to lead the Emergency, Critical Care, Patient Flow & Emergency Preparedness programs. 

In addition to his clinical training, Noel earned a Bachelor of Health Science in Nursing degree (BHScN) in 2008 and completed a Master’s degree in Health Management in 2017. Noel has a passion for strategic planning and a strong track record with quality improvement in healthcare. He has completed the Canadian College of Health Leaders Program and holds the Canadian Health Executive (CHE) designation.

Jennifer joined Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) in 2013, taking on progressively senior leadership roles, including Manager, Finance and Director, Finance & Corporate Services before being appointed to Associate Vice President in April 2021.

Jennifer completed her Honours Bachelor of Commerce at McMaster University. A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) since 2009 and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) since 2012, Jennifer has a robust financial management and financial control background, including prior positions at AGF Investments Inc. and George Weston Limited.